About this event

  • Date and time Fri 23 Apr 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This webinar will look at the impact of hormones on women’s health throughout their lives, thereby facilitating clinical management of hormonal disorders. The webinar is for Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialists and trainees, General Practitioners and all healthcare professionals with an interest in women’s health. 

The main learning objectives are:

  • Understand the diagnosis and management of PMS/PMDD 
  • Update knowledge on the latest contraceptive options 
  • Explain the latest research on what causes PCOS and to inform on the holistic management of this condition 
  • Know about the impact that menopause can have on women’s lives and how the impact can be mitigated through various approaches 
  • Inform about the ageing process and what is possible to slow this down. 

CPD accredited: A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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We would like to thank our sponsors Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd., Gedeon Richter UK LTD, Theramex HQ UK Ltd. and Viatris Limited for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


Key speakers

Professor Adam Balen

Professor Reproductive Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Speaker's biography

Adam Balen is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Lead Clinician at Leeds Fertility, one of the UK’s largest assisted conception units.


Adam is past Chair of the British Fertility Society, sits on Council of the RCOG, is a member of the World Health Organization Infertility Guidelines Development Group, the PCOS Global Alliance and past Chair of ESHRE’s Reproductive Endocrinology Special Interest Group.


Adam has written 14 books and more than 260 peer-reviewed papers. He has a long-standing interest in all aspects of PCOS and has been on all the key consensus groups since Rotterdam in 2003. 

Mr Michael Savvas

Consultant Gynaecologist

Speaker's biography

Mr Michael Savvas, Consultant Gynaecologist has had an interest in infertility for many years and is the clinical lead for the Assisted conception unit at King’s College Hospital, which specialise in the investigation of infertility, including Intrauterine insemination IVF and ICSI.


Mr Savvas has special interests in a number of areas including the management of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, menopause and HRT, which he has undertaken many research projects in the field of Menopause and HRT is a field including the use of different forms of HRT in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis and the effects of HRT on skin thickness and collagen content. 


Mr Savvas also has many years of experience in colposcopy and is a  BSCCP accredited colposcopist.

Professor Mark Brincat

Professor, University of Malta

Speaker's biography

Professor Brincat served as Chairman and Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Department of Health on the Maltese Islands from 1991-2018. He is currently a Professor at the University of Malta Medical School (O&G) and Hon. Clinical Professor at Queen Mary University London (QMUL), from Nov 2017 to present (Medical Education). He is also an Associate Dean at QMUL, Bart’s Medical School (Malta).


Professor Brincat has held several posts and has served on several committees including ISGE, EMAS, IMS and ESHRE. His academic work was mostly in Gynaecological Endocrinology. He has had a special interest in Menopause and his PhD (King’s College, University of London) concerning work on the relationship of Menopause and HRT on connective tissue, particularly on the skin and bone.


He has presented keynote lectures and published extensively on the subject of menopause in a broad range of subjects. He also founded the first Maltese ART (IVF) Unit and has also had a long-standing interest in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.


Professor Brincat continues to lecture both undergraduates and postgraduates and is still actively involved in Menopause and Infertility, recently also picking up an interest in the application of gynaecological laser techniques.

Miss Christine Robinson MA FFSRH FRCOG

Consultant Community Gynaecologist

Speaker's biography

Miss Robinson qualified from Cambridge and St. Thomas’ in 1982. Her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology took place at St Thomas’ and St Marys Hospital London and Addenbrookes Cambridge. The Sexual Reproductive Health Care (SRH) training in South London in her first consultant appointment in Bedfordshire she established one of the first ‘off hospital site’ Community Reproductive Health services, winning a Nation Charter Mark. Christine was the SRH Services Clinical Director and also for 5 years the Trust Medical Director.


In 2004 Christine became an SRH Consultant in South London concentrating mainly on Contraception, Menopause care, PCOS and PMS having been Chair of Clinical Standards Committee and FSRH Vice President.


In 2011 she was elected President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (2008-2011). Here she led the team that established the new speciality of SRH together with GMC approved speciality curriculum, amongst other  Educational and Clinical Governance developments.





Mr Nick Panay

Consultant gynaecologist, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital London

Speaker's biography

Mr Nick Panay is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause and Menstrual Disorders.


He is a Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital London, also Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London.


He has a particular interest in minimal access surgery, both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic. He heads the operative outpatient hysteroscopy centre at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital which facilities the one stop investigation and treatment of women with bleeding disorders.


He is currently a trustee and on the medical advisory committee of the British Menopause Society (BMS), Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Guest Professor, Capital Medical University, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital.


He is Secretary-General of the International Menopause Society (IMS) and was the Editor-in-Chief of Climacteric (The Journal of the IMS). He is also the immediate past honorary director of conferences at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London.


View programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Nicholas Panay and Mr Mike Savvas

Sponsor Presentation given by Gedeon Richter

Promotional Presentation about Gedeon Richter transdermal HRT spray - Video presentation given by Julian Ellis

Sponsor Presentation given by Besins Healthcare

Video on Imvaggis (estriol) 0.03mg pessary for vaginal atrophy

Evidence based management of PMS/PMDD

Mr Nicholas Panay

Advances in contraception

Ms Christine Robinson

New concepts in PCOS

Professor Adam Belen

Menopause management: where are we now?

Mr Mike Savvas

Slowing ageing in menopause and beyond

Professor Mark Brincat

Panel Discussion